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UPCOMING EVENTS June 8: Flying Wheels June 29: Red-Bell 100 July 18: Cyclefest

JUNE 2013 / Vol. 43, No. 6

The Red-Bell 100, a century ride just for YOU! June 29, 2013 7 a.m., Marymoor Park

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REGISTRATION OPTIONS: $35 Online until June 6 at midnight on www.cascade.org/flyingwheels $45 Start line Members save $5! Park in Redmond, east-end parking lot

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or 27 years now, the Flying Wheels Summer Century has been one of the best century rides in our area. Get out of the city and enjoy some of the Puget Sound area’s finest riding! Over the years, we’ve expanded the offerings, with everything from a challenging 100-miler to an easier-going 25-miler. Each route takes you through rural scenery and some great rest stops. For those who want hills, come ride the 65- and 100-mile loops. For riders not into hill challenges, the 25and 45-mile loops have only a few. 25-mile loop: Route takes you around Lake Sammamish through Bellevue, and has rolling hills and no major climbs. Great for newer riders. 45-mile loop: Ride from Redmond to Carnation to Fall City to Issaquah and back to Redmond - three climbs of be-

tween one-half mile and one mile in length. This is a perfect training route for two-day Group Health STP riders. 65-mile loop: Take the 50-mile loop and add in Duvall and one more 1-mile climb. 100-mile loop: Take the 65-mile loop and add Snohomish and Monroe and another 1-mile climb for a total of five good climbs. Finish this route, and you will be ready to ride Group Health STP in one day! The Flying Wheels event is a good time to check-in on your spring training to see how your fitness is shaping up. Join us!

Get those kids on bikes because we’ve got more family biking coming in June by Robin Randels, Classes Coordinator

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Saturday, June 8 at Marymoor Park in Redmond

START LINE: King County’s Marymoor

id you miss out on STP and RSVP registration? Still looking to tackle your first 100-mile ride? The world Bicycle Relief Red-Bell 100 is right up your alley! This intimate ride offers great food, scenic beauty, free jersey and a fully supported experience. Limited to just 600 riders this is a great opportunity to grab your friends for an enjoyable ride to one the states most beautiful regions. Don’t let 100 miles or riding intimidate you! We have put together a route that is completely doable for the recreational rider and one that you will truly enjoy. Treat this ride as adventure not a race. Forget your competitive edge, and let yourself relish the experience. Riding out of Redmond you will ride through the beautiful Skagit Valley. The route will take you along scenic Chuckanut drive with stunning views of the San Juan Islands, Padilla Bay and Bellingham. Besides the fact you will be cycling through one of the most scenic parts of Western Washington here is what you can expect on this unique ride: • Smaller attendance, with an event limit of 600 riders. • Gourmet food to keep you moving on your 100 miles. • A finish line party at Bellingham’s Boundary Bay Brewery. • A one of a kind Red-Bell jersey you can show off on the road!

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Flying Wheels Summer Century

This beautiful ride is a unique fundraising event to benefit Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation youth programming and World Bicycle Relief. While our youth programming reaches around 25,000 local kids per year, World Bicycle Relief is reaching youth and adults on the other side of the world. Register at www.cascade.org

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amily Biking at Cascade launched in April, and despite it being one of the wettest months on record, the sturdy families of the Northwest came out to learn skills to help them enjoy biking together. Bravo Seattle families! Sundays in June are Family Biking Days at Magnuson Park. Load up the kids and bikes and come on out! We have a variety of fun activities from “just learning” to showing parents how to teach their children about riding bikes to activities and school. June 2 – Learn 2 Ride For those wishing to master the art of riding on two wheels. June 9 – Big Bike Rodeo Fun for the whole family, we’ll have the teeter totter, ramps and flower slalom, bug dodge and snakepit! June 16 – Parent/Child Skills This class is for parents and children to learn the rules of the road together.

June 23 – Family Bike Ride It’s FREE! Join up with other families on a family friendly neighborhood route. Get the full scoop and sign up online at www.cascade.org/family-biking. Contact Robin Randels, Classes Coordinator, robin.randels@cascadebicycleclub.org, (206) 390-3945 for more information.

In This Issue Bike to School Day report....................................2 Make a gift to Cascade.........................................2 Dust Off Days..........................................................2 What does the Major Taylor Project mean to me?...........................................................2 Major Taylor Project celebrates five years...........3 Bike maintenance party.........................................3 We're hiring!...........................................................4

June Rides............................................................5-7 Helmet donations....................................................7 A record-breaking Bike Month..........................8-9 Bikenomics.............................................................10 Cyclist of the Month.............................................10 Volunteers...............................................................11 Cascade Contacts...................................................11 Welcome New Members.......................................12


June 2013

Bike to School Day report by Lindsey Parker, AmeriCorps, Youth Programs Assistant

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ay 8 was National Bike to School Day! All around Seattle youth of all ages could be found pedaling their way to school. Approximately 2,497 elementary students rode to school on National Bike to School Day in our area! As of press time, numbers are still rolling in and students are still rolling out to school. The weather during Bike Month was fantastic, and schools planned great events to engage their students and help refuel after their ride. Bagels, doughnuts and orange wedges awaited riders near the bike racks. Sneaky parents and teachers decorated bike handle bars during the school day with colorful and sparkling ribbons. The principal at Loyal Heights elementary led a bike train to school with a line of enthusiastic riders, as did the principal of Alki Elementary. Another school created a fun balloon archway for students to

ride through in celebration of the arrival to school by bike. Nathan Hale and Roosevelt high schools had Cascade Bicycle Ambassadors visit to hand out prizes and snacks, and the Major Taylor Project visited Chief Sealth, Global Connections, and Highline high schools that morning to celebrate students as they rode in. Eckstein middle school hosted a bike blender party after school that day, where students could use their pedal power to play games, go through an obstacle course, or blend up delicious smoothies. For some schools, this was their first year participating in an organized bike to school event. For others, this was the year that brought a record breaking numbers of students to their school by bike. There is so much fun to be had, and Bike to School Day was just the beginning. Keep up the momentum. Every day can be Bike to School Day!

ARTCRANK: The Poster Party for Bike People comes to Seattle June 29 The Piranha Shop, 1022 1st Ave. South Seattle, WA 98134 www.artcrank.com/seattle

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ikes are the world’s most fun, accessible way to get around. Posters are the world’s most fun, accessible art form. ARTCRANK brings them together. ARTCRANK stages live events featuring bicycleinspired posters created by local artists. The show began in 2007 at a bike shop in Minneapolis. Last year, more than 30,000 people attended ARTCRANK events. This year, ARTCRANK will hold 14 shows in the U.S., Britain and France — including its first-ever event in Seattle. ARTCRANK Seattle is schedule for Saturday, June 29 at The Piranha Shop, located at 1022 1st Ave. South in Seattle. The show will feature limited edition, bike-inspired posters created by 24 Seattle artists. Copies of each poster will be available for $40 each, and admission is free. While ARTCRANK is best known for bringing bikes and art together, the show also has a charitable component. For the Seattle show, ARTCRANK is teaming up with Widmer Brothers Brewing to offer a selection of craft beers in exclusive ARTCRANK pint glasses. All proceeds will benefit Bike Works and its efforts to educate and empower youth, and make bicycling accessible and affordable to the Seattle community.

What does the Major Taylor Project mean to me? by Abdi Nigatu

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You don’t have to be wealthy to make a significant gift to Cascade

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ou’ve spent your years riding with the Club and helping us create a better community through cycling. Keep the cycling community growing through legacy planning. Whether you’d like your gift to go to a specific program, like our education programs or our advocacy work, we’ll work with you to create a package that honors your interests and ensures that the programs you care about can continue to thrive long after you’re gone. You can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime and doesn’t upset your cash flow. Creating a legacy is easy. We’ll even provide sample language. If you’ve already named Cascade is your estate plans, please let us know. Your story will encourage others. For more information and sample language to include in your will please contact Tarrell Wright, Development Director, at 206.240.2235.

y name is Abdiweli, but everyone in my school and my club know me as Abdi. I joined the Major Taylor Project when I was a freshman in high school, and now I am a senior. I go to Global Connection High School in Sea-Tac, Washington. I enjoy working with my teammates and Major Taylor staff. They show me a way to really make a difference that matters to our community and as a team. I work with a lot of adults in the club, and I also learn what it means to be a bike rider. To me biking means I sometimes ride by myself when I feel it’s a nice moment to zip around the neighborhood. My bike is not just a bike: it is my car, it is my gym, it is my playground, it is my community. Biking is my passion. Not only have I learned how to ride a bike, I also learned and experienced how to ride safely and do the maintenance work. I learned maintenance in the winter when I did the Major Taylor Project Earn-a-Bike program by attending six weeks of lessons where I learned how to fix brakes, derailleurs, chains, cables and flat tires. Once we finished fixing our bikes we got to keep the

bike, a lock, a helmet, water bottles, patch kits, some tools and front and rear lights. It is really amazing what Major Taylor staff do for our students at Global Connections High School. They provide us well organized events and longer distance rides. For example, one of the big rides I rode with Major Taylor was the Chilly Hilly on Bainbridge Island. I enjoyed the hotdogs at the lunch stop, which our principal, Rick Harwood, bought for us. It was so amazing, and I liked the people who attended the event. I have also participated in many other events, such as Bike Swap, Bike Expo, Spinathon, and many more. We get to see other cities, and ride over rivers; we exercise and we get to see the neighborhoods, beautiful nature and other exciting natural phenomena.

M.J. Kelly, Editor Diane English, Editorial Assistant; Susan Hiles, Photography; June contributors: Mary Collins, Ed Ewing, Diana Larson, Hanna McFall, Abdiweli Nigatu, Lindsey Parker, Robin Randels, Anne-Marije Rook, Julie Salathé, Peter Verbrugge

The contents of this newspaper do not necessarily represent the views of the Club or any of its members. The views expressed are those of the individual contributors. Submissions guidelines: Article ideas should be discussed with the Editor in advance as the publication calendar is planned two months prior to publication. Final materials are due the first Tuesday of the month, though earlier is appreciated.  Articles submitted after that will be considered on a space-available basis. Queries can be emailed to. m.j.kelly@cascadebicycleclub.org. If you send text attachments, please format files as native MS Word files or .RTF. For line art please use an .eps format and for photos please use .jpg or .tiff format. The Courier is printed at 300 dpi, so a small 72 dpi photo will not reproduce. If you attach your name and phone number, I will do my best (conditions permitting) to discuss any major changes with you. All submissions are subject to editing for

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comprehension, grammar or space requirements. Please be concise! Inserts:  We have room for 6 single sheet qualifying inserts in each issue.  Please contact Leah Pistorius, (913) 579-7629 leah. pistorius@cascadebicycleclub.org, for a copy of our insert policy and request form. The request and fee are due by the first of the month prior to the desired month. Advertising: Advertising: Display ads can be placed in the Courier. To check availability and reserve space, contact Leah Pistorius, (913) 579-7629 leah.pistorius@cascadebicycleclub.org Reprints:  Articles may be reprinted or abstracted in publications of nonprofit groups provided that the author and Club are credited.  Please send us a copy of the reprinted material. Membership Information:  Club records and finances are available to members upon request from the club office at 206522-3222.

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Vol. 43, No. 6

Major Taylor Project Celebrates Five Years by Ed Ewing, Major Taylor Project Director

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he Major Taylor Project began its fifth year with record numbers enrolling and reaching new milestones. Students from Global Connections High School, the YES! Foundation, Highline High School, Chief Sealth High School and Solid Ground Transitional Housing, returned ready and eager to ride. Forty-five students, enrolled at Global Connections High School, managed after school rides twice per week. Major Taylor students who started as freshmen will now graduate to the next chapter of their lives. 2013 has been the Major Taylor Project’s most successful Earn-A-Bike session as well. Forty-five students successfully completed the six-week Earn-A-Bike curriculum, learning useful bike maintenance skills and earning, in some cases, their first bike. It’s amazing to see students use their earned bikes as transportation to school, to work and to have fun with friends. It’s a true measure of success to see school bike racks occupied where empty before. Year-to-date the Major Taylor Project has reached more than 500 students, who collectively rode more than 90,000 miles. Marshall “Major Taylor” would be proud, the students are proud, and our community is proud. One of the most significant milestones is the Major Taylor Project Youth Leadership Retreat. The retreat is an exploration of personal leadership and power. It’s a weekend of conversations regarding leadership, diversity, race, empowerment and student communities. The goal of the Major Taylor Project Youth Leadership Retreat is to identify student community leaders, establish a common bond and language, celebrate diversity and realize their power to change their communities with a bike. This was the second annual Youth Leadership Retreat at Camp Long and, once again, we realize the Major Taylor Project has grown beyond the bike. The Major Taylor Project is a calling for social change. We’re reaching our goal and breaking new ground. As executive director of White Center’s YES! Foundation, Pat Thompson said, “We’re creating a movement in our communities.” The Major Taylor Project is addressing equity and social justice. The students reached through the Major Taylor Project understand and make this connection while reflecting on their neighborhoods. Students mapped their communities: small convenience stores selling chips, candy, no vegetables; vacant lots with weeds; broken glass and potholes in the streets; drug and alcohol abuse; industrial buildings; Laundromats; no bike lanes; broken bikes; and in some instances, no hope. Students were then asked to visualize the “perfect bike ride” through what they perceive to be a “good” community: grocery stores with vegetables; streets without potholes and with bike lanes; a library; a hospital; new schools; and bikes like the Raleigh and Redlines they ride in the Major Taylor Project. Students reached through the Major Taylor Project are also asking how the bike can help them become healthy, raise money for college, and create a better community. By creating the expectation and providing support, we know a teen will successfully complete a 206-mile bike ride. It’s been proven 75 times. We know that a bike investment into a community high school with above 75 percent free/reduced lunch assistance, will thrive with collective expectations and support. We also know that students are thinking beyond the bike. We know they are thinking how to create a better community with a bike, and we now know what better means for their community. The Major Taylor Project and its students are riding to “better.” We are riding to create “bet-

Bikes are out of school in June! Can you lend a hand at a bike maintenance party? by Lindsey Parker, AmeriCorps, Youth Programs Assistant

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n a few short weeks school will be out for the summer, and our fleet of 500 BMX bikes, our Basics of Bicycling unit, will return to the Club in need of maintenance. Every year our elementary school bike safety curriculum reaches more than 13,000 students across the Seattle, Lake Washington, Edmonds and Highline school districts. The 16” and 20” bikes used in this program travel from school to school where students have four on-bike lessons teaching basic bike handling and safety skills. These are also the wheels used by students learning to ride a bike for the first time. These bikes definitely deserve some love at the end of the season.

This is where you come in. Wednesday, June 12, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. is the first in our series of bike maintenance parties needed to whip these bikes back into shape for the next school year. No bike maintenance experience required; we want your enthusiasm and eager hands! The work that these bikes require is pretty simple, and even pumping up tires is helpful! Pizza and music will be provided. With the weather permitting, we will work outside! If you are interested in lending a hand at a bike maintenance party, contact Lindsey at ypa@cascadebicycleclub.org.

ter” communities…we are riding to create health…we are riding to realize college…we are riding to create equity and access…we are riding to create social change.

“Creating a Better Community Through Bicycling”

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June 2013

We’re hiring!

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n addition to the AmeriCorp positions that will be posted online, we have two positions open for application: 1) Policy and Government Affairs Manager, and 2) Rides Director, which is a new position. Please visit www.cascade.org/jobs for more information.

Policy and Government Affairs Manager Posted May 2013 In partnership with the Policy, Planning and Government Affairs team, the Policy and Government Affairs Manager informs, develops and implements Cascade’s policy and advocacy programs. The Policy and Government Affairs Manager is expected to influence major policy and infrastructure to further our goal of getting more people riding bikes, with specific focus on Seattle and the Puget Sound region. The Manager will advocate for and mobilize allies to support bicycle friendly policies, infrastructure and funding at the local and regional levels.

Responsibilities • Build a strong organizational advocacy program involving staff, volunteers and allies. • Work with the Field Programs Manager to launch and run activism campaigns at the local, regional and state level. • Provide professional and strategic policy analysis, organizing and advocacy for local, regional and statewide campaigns as appropriate. • Build relationships with stakeholders including elected officials, candidates, community groups, business leaders and Cascade donors. • Coordinate Cascade’s political endorsement process and PAC activities. • Work directly with elected officials and government staff to develop policies and funding supportive of Cascade’s mission. • Provide leadership, assistance and skills training to advocacy volunteers, coalitions and networks in designing and carrying out Cascade’s annual advocacy work plan and campaigns. • Assist the Field Programs Manager with Cascade’s Advocacy Leadership Institute and Electoral Cycles programs. • With the Department team, ensure Cascade representation on appropriate advisory boards, councils, committees, coalitions, task forces, etc. • Collaborate on communications, messaging and media including acting as an organizational spokesperson as appropriate. Skills and Experience • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and lobby elected officials, governmental agencies, corporations, community leaders, community organizations, etc. • Experience and leadership in developing and executing grassroots advocacy and electoral campaigns. • In-depth knowledge and insights regarding Seattle and Puget Sound regional politics. • Extensive experience in transportation policy or related field. • Demonstrated ability in strategic planning, political communications and working with coalitions. • Experience with 501(c)(3) nonpartisan campaign strategies, tactics and legal restrictions. • Experience working for PAC/501(c)

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(4)/501(c)(3) organizations. • Ability and interest in working in a collaborative team environment. • Excellent organizational skills including ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize. • Proficient in online communications and new media tools. • Ability to travel. • Employment Specifics • Full-time salaried position with some evening and weekend work required • Some travel around the Puget Sound region required • Reports to and is supervised by the Director of Policy, Planning and Government Affairs • Six-month probationary performance review by supervisor • Annual performance reviews at hire date • Monetary compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience; benefits package

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and a relevant writing sample (no more than four pages long) all in a single PDF document to resume@ cascadebicycleclub.org.  Please mention how you heard about the position. Applications are due June 4, 2013.

Rides Director Posted May 2013 In partnership with Cascade’s volunteer rides committee, the rides director oversees, manages and promotes Cascade Bicycle Club’s rides program, including daily rides, tours, training series, and other rides. This position provides leadership and management to the rides program to meet its expansion and diversification objectives and to support the strategic objectives of the club. The rides director co-chairs Cascade’s rides committee which is responsible for the strategic direction and annual work plans of the rides program and provides direction and support to a volunteer group of over 200 dedicated ride leaders. The rides director is a member of Cascade’s leadership team and reports to the executive director.

Key Responsibilities • Outreach & Programming • Identify and develop new fun and exciting ride opportunities for cyclists of all types. • Lead Cascade through a strategic analysis of partnership opportunities with other clubs, related businesses, and rides to encourage growth of cycling in the area. • Develop and maintain relationships with organizations, community groups, businesses, and others to promote, expand, diversify, and support the rides program. • In cooperation with others on the Cascade team, oversee the development and execution of a marketing plan to expand the number and diversity of riders participating in Cascade events and rides • Identify opportunities to collaborate with other Cascade programs such as events, education, and advocacy to advance the mission of the club. • Help build, implement, and manage an effective system for the recruitment and involvement of volunteers as ride leaders. • In conjunction with the tours committee, plan and manage Cascade’s tours program. • Actively engage in daily rides including participating in and leading rides to ensure a close connection with both the ride leader and rider community. Ride

participation and ride leader activity are part of the rides director’s formal duties.

Management • Supervise the club’s rides program coordinator, contractors, and consultants to ensure rides, tours, and training are effectively executed. • Develop annual rides program plans and budgets in conjunction with the rides committee. • Partner with club staff to establish systems that support the smooth operation and tracking of the rides program including technology, communications, administration, etc. • Partner with the rides committee to provide advice and strategic direction including evaluating program effectiveness, ensuring continuous improvement, and monitoring member satisfaction. • Ensure a robust calendar of daily rides that appeal to a wide range of riders and that expand the geographical reach of the club. Skills and Experience Required • Proven management experience with strategic long-term planning skills to chart a path and lead an organization through transition and growth • Skilled cyclist with the ability and desire to participate in and lead daily rides at a variety of paces, difficulties, and distances. • Experience working with and inspiring volunteers desired. • Proven project management and mar-

keting experience desired. • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently as well as in teams. • Ability to meet deadlines, be attentive to detail, and to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. • Excellent interpersonal skills, public communication, collaborative style, and can-do attitude required • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree desired. • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required.

Employment Specifics • Cascade is transitioning to a new executive director; the interim executive director will hire and supervise the rides director during the transition. • Full-time, exempt position with some evening and weekend work required. • Six-month probationary performance review by supervisor with annual performance reviews at hire date. • Monetary compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience; benefits package. To Apply Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and a relevant writing sample (no more than four pages long) to rides.director@cascadebicycleclub.org. Please mention how you heard about the position. Applications are due June 11, 2013.

Four AmeriCorps positions available for 2013/14 by Julie Salathé, Education Director

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ascade will be hiring four AmeriCorps Members (interns) to start October 1, 2013. The four positions, Community/Ambassador Program Assistant, Youth Program Assistant, Major Taylor Outreach Assistant and Commute Assistant, work closely with the Education and Policy, Planning & Government Affairs departments to help run youth, adult and community programs. Kids’ programs, such as camps, Major Taylor Clubs for disadvantaged youth, school-based programs and events, focus on skill-building, safety, education and fun. Adult programs include commuting, skills classes, helmet sales, Bike to Work Month and Ambassadors (who provide bicycle information to community members). Policy/planning work will include helping expand Cascade’s influence by promoting healthy and active transportation, assisting with bikefriendly business certification system, implementing policies and plans in region and working on state bicycle counts. The AmeriCorps member(s) will help manage youth and adult programming, bike maintenance for our school bikes and provide opportunities for community members to build their love of bicycling and become better cyclists. For full position descriptions, see www.cascade.org/jobs. Positions run from 10/1/2013 to 8/15/2014. Members receive stipend, health benefits and education award through the state AmeriCorps program. These AmeriCorps positions are restricted to ages 18-25 (must be not over age 25 by start date of Oct. 1). Interviews will take place in mid- to-late July. Please apply by July 8 through http://www.americorps.gov . Note that current listings might not be available on the AmeriCorps site until mid-June. Click to open “advanced search” when searching on programs, click on “AmeriCorps State/ National” and search under state “Washington” and program name “bicycle.” Please also send resume and cover letter (as one file) to julies@cascadebicycleclub. org. Cascade Bicycle Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

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Vol. 43, No. 6

JUNE RIDES More daily rides are listed online at www.cascade.org/dailyrides

Cascade Bicycle Club Ride Classification In order to pick the rides that suit your skills and energy level, use the following guidelines: • PACE: The speed on level ground without breaks: Easy: Under 10 mph Leisurely: 10-12 mph Steady: 12-14 mph Moderate: 14-16 mph Brisk: 16-18 mph Strenuous: 18-21 mph Super Strenuous: 22+ mph • TERRAIN: These descriptions should be considered in the context of the pace and length of the ride: Mostly Flat: Trails and/or mostly flat roads with a possible gentle upgrade Rolling: Climbs are short and easy, not too numerous. Some Hills: A few short steep hills, some moderate upgrades and/or longer gentle climbs. Hilly: Many true hills, but none outrageous.

Extremely Hilly: Steep & long climbs with grades >9% and/ or mountain passes Unlimited: “Out of category”; only for those very sure of their ability to climb any grade, any length at the advertised pace. Off Road: Significant unpaved sections. • MAP: Whether a map or cue sheet is provided. • REGROUP: None and Occasional regroup categories expect experienced riders who can fix their own mechanical problems and follow a map/cue sheet if they are separated. • RAIN: Weather conditions that cancel the ride. Helmets are required on all rides. When using a cell phone you must pull off the road/trail and STOP. Put away all earbuds/headphones/music devices before the ride starts.

Saturday, June 1

Discover how majestic trees in parks and private yards make Wallingford a green and lovely place. Experience heritage trees and beautiful urban views in Seattle on this pleasant early summer ride. All Spokespeople rides meet at the south end of Wallingford Playfield at 42nd & Densmore and ride on greenways whenever possible (www. SeattleGreenways.org) to an adjacent urban center. New riders welcome! Please come by 1:45 if you are new to riding in groups or if you need help with adjusting your helmet or bike. All ages and skill levels welcome! All rides are on the road with traffic, and include expert commuters who accompany us to offer encouragement and model good road riding techniques. Please join us! All are welcome! FAMILIES WELCOME**steady rain cancels.

3-County Century: Arlington-Bellingham & back 100-110 mi • Strenuous • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 8 a.m. • Legion Park, Arlington • Showers cancel Rick Schranck, 425-737-8445, rschranck@gmail. com This ride is for those wishing to build their endurance and climbing skills for rides like STP (one-day) and RAMROD. This route will take us up to Bellingham and back in a beautiful loop but there are a few places to cut it short if needed. The route will follow (mostly) low traveled country roads in Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties. Bring food and $$ because we will stop for a snack/lunch. Be prepared for weather changes. Please check your tires and bike condition before leaving home. Bring at least 2 new tubes, tire levers, a patch kit, and a pump or CO2 cartridges. Weather can be very different from Seattle metro so it is wise to check conditions. Light showers we ride but heavy showers will cancel. Take I-5 to Exit 208 (Hwy 530), go 4 miles east, cross Hwy 9 and turn right at the first SS (Olympic Ave.). The park is four blocks south on your right. Bathrooms available. Arlington Airport webcams: www.wsdot.wa.gov/aviation/webcam/Arlington.htm

RAMROD Training Series: Ride #8 85-95 mi • Brisk • Super-strenuous • Extremely hilly • Map • No regroup • 8:30 a.m. • Ron Regis Park, 15250 149th Ave SE, Renton • Steady rain cancels • Per and Shana Sunde, 425392-1347 This series was created to assist riders in their preparation for RAMROD and other big summer rides. These self-paced rides will be held every Saturday starting on 4/13/13 to 7/20/13 (except for 7/6/13). The routes will increase in distance and elevation every two weeks. Starting locations will rotate every week or every two weeks with a new route used each week. All riders are welcome, but note, this ride does not regroup nor does it have a sweep. The routes are designed for the experienced rider who is comfortable following cue sheets and riding independently. We stress safe and cooperative riding. The decision to ride or cancel will be made from the starting location. Ride leaders will always be at the start of the ride. If the ride is officially canceled, cue sheets will still be available for those hearty souls that wish to train in any condition. Also, routes may be altered or shortened due to weather conditions. The routes will be available on RidewithGPS.com. Search for “RTS 2013” to find routes. Note: Each route will be posted at least one week before each ride. Ride leaders for this series are: Per Sunde, Shana Sunde, Grant McAlister, Francis Gan and Paul Franks. Today’s route has 4,600-4,800 feet of climbing. From I-405 take Exit #4; go east on Maple Valley Hwy past the Maplewood Golf Course; park is on the left.

SPOKESPEOPLE rides! Heritage Trees & Beautiful Views around Wallingford 8 mi • Easy • Rolling • Map • Stay together • 2 p.m. • Wallingford Playfield south end, N 42nd St & Densmore Ave N, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Cathy Tuttle, 206-547-9569, 206.713.6269, cathy. tuttle@gmail.com • Michael Herschensohn, 206412-0702, mh982501@gmail.com

All riders are required to sign a waiver form. Rides are cancelled or are no longer considered Cascade rides in the event that the ride leader does not show up or does not

Sunday, June 2 SUNDAY CREPES RIDE 35 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • No Map • Stay together • 9:30 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • David Bordewick, 425822-8546, theborde@aol.com Ride to the Swedish Club for a Swedish Crepes Breakfast. Afterwards we will engage in bicycle activity to burn off the calories. Crepes breakfast is $9.00 for non-club members. Cash or checks only, credit cards not accepted. Pouring rain will cancel event.

Family Ride Around Lake Union 7.5 mi • Leisurely • Mostly flat • No Map • Stay together • 10:30 a.m. • Gas Works Park, 2101 North Northlake Way, Seattle • Showers cancel • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz.com • Jenny Anderson, 702-882-3040, jandrsn@gmail.com Please RSVP at the meetup.com link, (www. meetup.com/cascaderides/events/118318892) and check back for updates closer to the day of the ride. Join me and my kids for one of our favorite rides: a leisurely jaunt around Lake Union. This ride is paced for kids, so the stopping, playing, and eating are just as much a part of the experience as the riding. Starting at Gas Works park, we will climb up to play at the troll, then cross the Fremont Bridge to be counted by the Bike Counter, and on down to MOHAI for a lunch break. Bring a picnic lunch or buy something tasty at the Cafe. From there we work our way up Eastlake, past the houseboats, across the University Bridge, past the Wall of Death, and returning to Gas Works. The route is mostly protected from cars, though we will mix with traffic for short stretches, where we will take over an entire lane. The route is entirely flat except for 3 very short climbs where no one will mind if you hop off and walk. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get everyone loaded up, sign the waiver, and listen intently to the important safety announcements. Remember to bring the tools needed to change a flat, and know how to use them. Special thanks this time around to Jenny Anderson who will be with us to ensure we have leaders in both front and back. We prefer riding in sunshine over riding in the rain, so the weather cancellation decision is made by my 7-yearold son.

Monday, July 3 MUMPS: Head Up North 50-75 mi • Brisk • Moderate • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • Tracy Owen

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provide a waiver form for signatures of riders. Riders are expected to be ready to ride at the time listed (i.e. that’s not the time to drive into the parking lot with a full bladder and empty tires) and to ride in a safe, courteous, legal manner. Riders are expected to cooperate with the leader(s) and ride within the advertised pace. If unsure of your ability to keep up, try a slower level ride to get an idea of ride paces. For “Hilly” rides, consider choosing a pace down from your usual level. Unless indicated, it is not necessary to RSVP the ride leader to participate in a ride. Youth riders may also join regular club rides. Permission must be obtained from the ride leader at least 24 hours in advance for youth to join a regular club ride. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian OR must have parent/legal guardian sign a consent form designating a guardian for them on the ride; youth ages 16-17 may ride without a parent or guardian with advance permission of the ride leader AND a signed parental

consent form (available at www.cascade.org) which must be given to the ride leader at the start of the ride. Cascade does not sponsor or endorse any non-bicycling activities that people may participate in while on these rides. Each cyclist is responsible for his/her conduct and decisions while on a Cascade ride. Cascade membership and activities are open to anyone able and willing to participate in a safe, courteous and cooperative manner and in support of the purposes of the club. Ride information is also available at: www.cascade.org. Only Cascade certified ride leaders may post and lead Cascade Daily Rides. See Ride Leader Information on our website or email the Rides Chair at cbcrides@cascadebicycleclub.org. On Twitter? Tag your tweets and twitpics with #dailyrides.

Station/Logboom Park, Kenmore • Steady rain cancels • Craig Mohn, 425-890-5234 cell, cmohn_cycling@comcast.net, (texts preferred to VM) A fun loop ride in south Snohomish County with a food stop en route. Distance and pace may vary to suit weather conditions and group. The pace will be Brisk; a Moderate pace group may be added if certified ride leader volunteers are available for both paces-if not, the needs of moderate riders will be addressed with more frequent regroups. Check with leader if weather appears questionable.

we’ll stop for a coffee at Tully’s on Alki. From there, we’ll ride around the waterfront to Pioneer Square and make our way over to the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail, across Mercer Island and back to the Park & Ride. A great portion of this ride is very flat. There is no restroom at the start but we will stop at Coulon Park at 3-mile point. Ride Leader mentoring available.

Tuesday, June 4 TREATS: Cycle Mercer Island to Issaquah 35 mi • Steady • Some hills • Map • Stay together • 10 a.m. • Mercer Island lid, west parking lot, Mercer Island • Steady rain cancels • Peter Hallson, 425-673-4816 Cycle to Issaquah via May Valley Rd, lunch at Starbucks/Safeway then return to Mercer Island via Newport Way. From eastbound I-90, take Exit 6, W Mercer Way; turn left; lid parking lot on left. From westbound I-90, take Exit 7; follow N. Mercer Way, becomes W Mercer Way; lid parking lot on right just before the onramp.

Cycle Tuesdays 25-35 mi • Super-strenuous • Some hills • No Map • Occasional regroup • 5:45 p.m. • Gene Coulon Park, next to Kidd Valley, Renton • Ice/snow cancels • Vince Haag, 425-785-7451, vehaag@comcast.net • Russell Moul, 206-2007314, 253-657-9568 Year-round training rides for one day STP riders. Rides stress safety, cooperation and group riding skills. Fast pacelines with regroups from Renton to surrounding areas. Large turnout splits into multiple groups. No parking in Coulon parking lot.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride 20-30 mi • Brisk • Hilly • No Map • Frequent regroup • 6:30 p.m. • Marymoor Park, east (free) parking lot, Redmond • Showers cancel • Eric Gunnerson, 425-753-6032, eric_ gunnerson@hotmail.com Join us for our 16th year of evening rides as we explore the Eastside. The route varies from week to week. Our pace on the flats is approximately 17 MPH. This is a hilly ride; we will climb around 1500 feet on an average ride. Hills are climbed at your own pace and we regroup at the top of all hills. Please see website for more details before attending.

Wednesday, June 5 WRUMPS: Bellevue/Alki/Mercer Island Loop 44 mi • Moderate • Some hills • Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • Newport Hills Park & Ride (Exit 9 Off 405), Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Alan Lawrence, 425-891-7079, alan@jazzloft.com This is guaranteed a great ride. We’ll head out to Alki Beach by way of the Green River Trail where

MEETS S. Bellevue: Moderate 20 mi (1771’) • Moderate • Some hills • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE • Steady rain cancels • David Fisher, 206-4998215, david.fisher@seattlechildrens.org • Bob Cornwell, 206-321-6786, recornwell@live.com Please RSVP on the Meetup link (www.meetup. com/cascaderides/events/117504282), and check back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series, MEETS rides are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. They incorporate local hills and range between 20-25 miles and from ~1200 to 2000 feet of elevation. Four paces are offered: Brisk plus (18-19 mph on flats); Brisk (16-17 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats) and Steady (12-14 mph on flats). All use a common course each week, except for Steady which may use an alternate course. Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (have the requisite equipment), and bring a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome but their ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. A limited number of cue sheets are available at ride start so print your own. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. Rest stops: There are no planned rest stops. There is a restroom at the park & ride a little distance away, so plan accordingly. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group. Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, unless riding in the last group, which will regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Make sure you print a cue sheet if you want to ride ahead or get separated, and print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Brisk 20 mi (1771’) • Brisk • Some hills • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE • Steady rain cancels • Wilfried Mack, wilfried. mack@gmail.com • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz. com Please RSVP on the Meetup link (www.meetup. com/cascaderides/events/117504282), and check back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series, MEETS rides are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. They incorporate local hills and range between 20-25 miles and from ~1200 to 2000 feet of elevation. Four paces are offered: Brisk plus (18-19 mph on flats); Brisk (16-17 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats) and Steady (12-14 mph on flats). All use a common course each week, except for Steady which may use an alternate course. Riders should be able to sustain

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JUNE RIDES www.cascade.org/dailyrides the pace for their group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (have the requisite equipment), and bring a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome but their ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. A limited number of cue sheets are available at ride start so print your own. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. Rest stops: There are no planned rest stops. There is a restroom at the park & ride a little distance away, so plan accordingly. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group. Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, unless riding in the last group, which will regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Make sure you print a cue sheet if you want to ride ahead or get separated, and print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

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are no planned rest stops. There is a restroom at the park & ride a little distance away, so plan accordingly. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group. Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, unless riding in the last group, which will regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Make sure you print a cue sheet if you want to ride ahead or get separated, and print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

MEETS Marymoor Park: Moderate 23 mi (1500’) • Moderate • Some hills • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • Marymoor Park East (free lot) • Steady rain cancels • Sandi Navarro, 425-802-1171 cell, sandilnavarro@aol.com Please RSVP on the Meetup link (www.meetup. com/cascaderides/events/112153372), and check back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not required but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series, MEETS rides are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. They incorporate local hills and range between 20-25 miles and from ~1200 to 2000 feet of elevation. Four paces are offered: Brisk plus (18-19 mph on flats); Brisk (16-17 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats) and Steady (12-14 mph on flats). All use a common course each week, except for Steady which may use an alternate course. Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (have the requisite equipment), and bring a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome but their ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. A limited number of cue sheets are available at ride start so print your own. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. Rest stops: There are no planned rest stops. There is a restroom at the park & ride a little distance away, so plan accordingly. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group. Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, unless riding in the last group, which will regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Make sure you print a cue sheet if you want to ride ahead or get separated, and print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

20 mi (1771’) • Strenuous • Some hills • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE • Steady rain cancels • Bob Dennis, 206679-4639, bob.dennis993@gmail.com • Brad Coston, 206-414-8851, costonbw@gmail.com Please RSVP on the Meetup link (www.meetup. com/cascaderides/events/117504282), and check back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series, MEETS rides are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. They incorporate local hills and range between 20-25 miles and from ~1200 to 2000 feet of elevation. Four paces are offered: Brisk plus (18-19 mph on flats); Brisk (16-17 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats) and Steady (12-14 mph on flats). All use a common course each week, except for Steady which may use an alternate course. Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (have the requisite equipment), and bring a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome but their ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. A limited number of cue sheets are available at ride start so print your own. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. Rest stops: There are no planned rest stops. There is a restroom at the park & ride a little distance away, so plan accordingly. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group. MEETS Marymoor Park: Brisk Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, 23-28 mi (1500’-1800’) • Brisk • Some hills unless riding in the last group, which will regroup as • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone • Marymoor Park East (free lot) • Steady rain to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace cancels • Kimberly Smith, 206-612-3480, options to support all riders so no one should feel iamkimbo@hotmail.com • Alan Miller, 425left behind. Make sure you print a cue sheet if you 488-4567 cell, amiller7x7@comcast.net want to ride ahead or get separated, and print your Please RSVP on the Meetup link (www.meetup. contact information clearly on the waiver so that we com/cascaderides/events/112153372), and check can reach you. back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not MEETS Marymoor Park: Steady required but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series, MEETS rides are held Wednesdays 23 mi (1490’) • Steady • Some hills • Map at 6 p.m. They incorporate local hills and range Online • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • between 20-25 miles and from ~1200 to 2000 Marymoor Park East (free lot) • Steady rain feet of elevation. Four paces are offered: Brisk plus cancels • Joni Griffis, 206-817-6580 cell, joni. griffis@gmail.com • Rick Urton, 253-677-4897 (18-19 mph on flats); Brisk (16-17 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats) and Steady (12-14 cell, prurton@comcast.net mph on flats). All use a common course each week, Please RSVP on the Meetup link (www.meetup. except for Steady which may use an alternate course. com/cascaderides/events/112153372), and check Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not required but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (have the Training Series, MEETS rides are held Wednesdays requisite equipment), and bring a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome but at 6 p.m. They incorporate local hills and range their ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. Riders between 20-25 miles and from ~1200 to 2000 can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the feet of elevation. Four paces are offered: Brisk plus appropriate pace ride leader. A limited number of (18-19 mph on flats); Brisk (16-17 mph on flats); cue sheets are available at ride start so print your Moderate (14-16 mph on flats) and Steady (12-14 mph on flats). All use a common course each week, own. The final route and cue sheets will be available except for Steady which may use an alternate course. the weekend prior to each ride. Rest stops: There are no planned rest stops. There is a restroom Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their at the park & ride a little distance away, so plan group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (have the accordingly. This is a training series, so we ride with requisite equipment), and bring a positive attitude! the best interest of the group. Riders may need to Faster riders and better climbers are welcome but their ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. Riders fall back to a slower pace group, unless riding in the last group, which will regroup as needed to avoid can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard appropriate pace ride leader. A limited number of and have fun. There are multiple pace options to cue sheets are available at ride start so print your own. The final route and cue sheets will be available support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Make sure you print a cue sheet if you want to the weekend prior to each ride. Rest stops: There

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Thursday, June 6 THUMPS: Home for Lunch 20-35 mi • Moderate • Some hills • No Map • Stay together • 9:30 a.m. • Leschi Starbucks, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Mike Nelson, 206325-9068 Be home in time for lunch after some urban exploration. Fixies and single speed bikes welcome. Ride leader will be riding a single speed.

More Cycle Tuesdays 25-35 mi • Super-strenuous • Some hills • No Map • Occasional regroup • 5:45 p.m. • Gene Coulon Park/Next to Kidd Valley, Renton • No rain cancellation • Brian Ohlemeier, 425-9856980 cell • Lola Jacobsen, 425-829-8765, lolaj@ outlook.com Year-round training rides for one day STP riders. Rides stress safety, cooperation and group riding skills. Fast pacelines with regroups from Renton to surrounding areas. Large turnout splits into multiple groups. ** No parking in Coulon parking lot.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride 20-30 mi • Brisk • Hilly • No Map • Frequent regroup • 6:30 p.m. • Marymoor Park, east (free) parking lot, Redmond • Showers cancel • Eric Gunnerson, 425-753-6032, eric_gunnerson@hotmail.com Join us for our 16th year of evening rides as we explore the Eastside. The route varies from week to week. Our pace on the flats is approximately 17 MPH. This is a hilly ride; we will climb around 1500 feet on an average ride. Hills are climbed at your own pace and we regroup at the top of all hills. Please see website for more details before attending.

Gas Works Thursday Social < 20 mi. • Leisurely • Hilly • Map • Stay together • 6:30 p.m. • Seattle: east end of the Gas Works Park parking lot • Ice/snow cancels • Scott Kralik, 206-523-6042, scottk@cascade.org Explore Seattle’s backstreets at a comfortable pace with a sociable crowd. Every Thursday, a regular crowd of old friends and a curious crowd of new friends ride as far as evening light permits, venturing places seldom seen via routes seldom taken. We don’t go looking for a challenge (we’ll never ride the Counterbalance), but neither do we avoid one (we’ve topped a hill or two and waited for the sightseers among us). Bring money for dinner afterward. Heavy rain means we eat early.

Friday, June 7 FRUMPS: Monroe-Index 60 mi. • Moderate • Some hills • No Map • Occasional regroup • 9 a.m. • Riverside (Lewis St) Park, Monroe • Steady rain cancels • Dan Garretson, 425-985-8570 From the old Country Ride Series, this beautiful ride takes us from Monroe up to the hills above Sultan and then along the Skykomish Valley both on but mostly off Hwy 2 to Index. We will stop at the famous Sultan Bakery for lunch on the way back to Monroe. Find Riverside Park on the south side of Monroe on Lewis St (SR-203) just north of the bridge crossing the Skykomish River; from the Seattle area follow SR-522 to Monroe; take the Main St (1st) exit and follow Main to Lewis (1.8 miles); then right for .6 miles on Lewis to the Park on left.

FRIDAY RIDERS: Go to Queen Anne/ Magnolia via Canal Trail & Thomas St Br 25 mi • Leisurely • Hilly • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Bill Lemke, 206-284-2843 Explore some Queen Anne and Magnolia neighborhoods on and off the boulevards and using the Ship Canal Trail and Thomas Street Bridge. There will be a restaurant lunch/snack stop. Senior, new, and slower paced riders are welcome. We will ride very slowly uphill and wait for walkers.

FLYING WHEELS 25/45/65/100 mi • Varied paces • Hilly • Map • No regroup • 7 a.m. • Marymoor Park, Redmond • No rain cancellation • Day of ride registration • Questions: Call 206-522-3222 Get out of the city and enjoy the Puget Sound region’s finest rural riding! Flying Wheels Summer Century presented by Raleigh is a celebration of summer cycling with a Finish Line Festival featuring food, beverages and more. Each route takes you through rural scenery and great rest stops. Those that want hills should ride the 45-, 65- and 100mile loops. Riders not interested in hill challenges can opt for the 25-mile loop, which has only a few.

Sunday, June 9 WS Spokespeople Alki Vintage Bike Ride 7 mi • Easy • Mostly flat • No Map • No regroup • 11 a.m. • Jack Block Park 2130 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle • No rain cancellation • Stu Hennessey, 206-938-3322, alkistu@hotmail. com Get out that vintage bicycle you have been storing away but were afraid to ride. This is a flat and easy ride along the Alki Beach path perfect for the oldest vintage bicycle. Last stop on the ride will be at the West Seattle Tool Library and the DIY Bikes free bicycle repair. Refreshments served.

Monday, June 10 MUMPS: Head Up North See MUMPS, 6/3.

Tuesday, June 11 TREATS: Seattle Loop 30 mi • Steady • Some hills • Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Showers cancel • Les Weppler, 206-789-1955 This will be an interesting and scenic city ride beginning with a loop through UW, Windermere and Laurelhurst before we head downtown via Interlaken Park and South Lake Union. We will then cross the Thomas St Bridge and take the Myrtle Edwards Trail toward Magnolia and a lunch break on Dravus St near the Interbay. After lunch we will climb to Discovery Park and then return through the Fisherman’s Terminal and on the Ship Canal Trail to GWP. Please arrive by 9:45 for a prompt departure at 10.

Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 6/4.

Stairway to Heaven 10-15 mi • Moderate • Hilly • No Map Stay together • 6 p.m. • Leschi Starbucks, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Mike Nelson, 206-3259068

Don’t let the pace or distance fool you-this will be a challenging ride. We’re going to explore some of the many street-end stairways in Seattle by riding to the bottom and carrying our bikes UP them! Flat shoes or cycling shoes with recessed cleats (mountain bike style) STRONGLY recommended since we’ll be on our feet much of the time. This will be a challenging, full body workout plus a lot of fun.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours Tuesday, 6/4.

Wednesday, June 12 MEETS Marymoor Park: Moderate 25 mi (1500’) • Moderate • Some hills • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • Marymoor Park East (free lot) • Steady rain cancels • Sandi Navarro, 425-802-1171 cell, sandilnavarro@aol.com • Judy Fyffe, 425-6816031 cell, judy_fyffe@msn.com Please see MEETS: Marymoor Park: 6/5, for detailed information regarding this ride series.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Steady 21.1 mi • Steady • Some hills • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE • Steady rain cancels • Jennifer Korten, 425-890-6179 cell, jkorten@clarknuber.com • Alexa Volwiler, alexa.volwiler@gmail.com Please see MEETS: S. Bellevue 6/5, for detailed information regarding this ride series.

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JUNE RIDES www.cascade.org/dailyrides Thursday, June 13 THUMPS: Home for Lunch 20-35 mi • Moderate • Some hills • No Map • Stay together • 9:30 a.m. • Leschi Starbucks, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Mike Nelson, 206325-9068 Be home in time for lunch after some urban exploration. Fixies and single speed bikes welcome. Ride leader will be riding a single speed.

More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 6/6.

Gas Works Thursday Social See Gas Works Social, 6/6.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours Thursday, 6/6.

Friday, June 14 FRUMPS: Tiger Mt. Hill Lovers Ride 50 mi • Moderate • Hilly • No Map • Frequent regroup • 9:30 a.m. • Leschi Starbucks, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Howard Strickler, 206-7227664, 206-669-4917 cell We begin at Leschi, park either north or south of Starbucks, not at the Market. Ride begins at Leschi, we can pick up others at the Mercer Island Lid if so desired. Route goes through May Valley, up to Tiger Mt, over and back, Issaquah for a food break, return via MI as usual. (Approximately 50 miles or so.) The climbs require being in good shape, ride leader is slow on hills due to oldness, we will regroup as needed, but be in good condition. Bring an extra snack to energize you up the hills before lunch. Possible to add more climbs to the standard route if the group would like. Be ready to roll at 9:30.

FRIDAY RIDERS: Go to Pacific Food Imports 20 mi • Leisurely • Mostly flat • No Map • Stay together • 10 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Showers cancel • Norm Tjaden, 206-525-2366 Located in the Stadium district downtown, PFI has a unique selection of imported food from Russian pickles to Polish sauerkraut, as well as 130 varieties of cheese. We’ll ride Dexter and Second Ave and return along the waterfront. Bring or buy lunch in the International District.\

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours Tuesday, 6/4.

Wednesday, June 19 WRUMPS: Home for Lunch 20-35 mi • Moderate • Some hills • No Map • Stay together • 9:30 a.m. • Leschi Starbucks, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Mike Nelson, 206-325-9068 Be home in time for lunch after some urban exploration. Fixies and single speed bikes welcome. Ride leader will be riding a single speed.

RAMROD Training Series: Ride #10 100-110 mi • Brisk • Super-strenuous • Extremely hilly • Map • No regroup • 7:30 a.m. • Marymoor Park, East Parking Lot • Steady rain cancels • Per and Shana Sunde, 425-3921347 This series was created to assist riders in their preparation for RAMROD and other big summer rides. For more important information regarding these self-paced rides, please see RAMROD Training Series, Ride #8, 6/1. Ride leaders for this series are: Per Sunde, Shana Sunde, Grant McAlister, Francis Gan and Paul Franks. Today’s route has 5,200-6,000 feet of climbing. The East Parking Lot (free parking) is located next to the Ticket Booth on the eastside of Marymoor Park.

Monday, June 17 MUMPS: Head Up North See MUMPS, 6/3.

Tuesday, June 18 TREATS: City of Snohomish to Lake Cassidy 25-30 • Steady • Some hills • No Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • City of Snohomish Restrooms • Showers cancel • Jan Johnson, 425-672-0617 This is not just out and back on the Centennial Trail. For experienced adult cyclists. A country ride with a few short steep hills and sections of traffic. The lunch stop is in Snohomish at the end. The restrooms are on the south side of First Street in the middle of old town Snohomish, but park on side streets. Bring a snack to eat mid-way at Lake Cassidy.

Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 6/4.

Sunday, June 23

MEETS Marymoor Park: Steady 19 mi • Steady • Some hills • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • Marymoor East (free) parking lot, NE 65th Str. Redmond • Steady rain cancels • Ann Silvernale, 206794-4008 cell, annsilvernale@hotmail.com • Joni Griffis, 206-817-6580 cell, joni.griffis@ gmail.com Please see MEETS: Marymoor Park or MEETS: S. Bellevue, 6/5, for detailed information regarding this ride series.

MEETS Marymoor Park: Moderate 25 mi (1700’) • Moderate • Some hills • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • Marymoor Park East (free lot) • Steady rain cancels • Sandi Navarro, 425-802-1171 cell, sandilnavarro@aol.com • (John) Jack Nolan, 206-940-2225 cell, jacknolan62@comcast.net Please see MEETS: Marymoor Park or MEETS: S. Bellevue 6/5, for detailed information regarding this ride series.

Thursday, June 20 More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 6/6.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours Thursday, 6/6.

Gas Works Thursday Social See Gas Works Social, 6/6.

Friday, June 21 FRUMPS: Lunch in Gig Harbor

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Frequent regroup • 10 a.m. • Marymoor Park, 6046 W Lk Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond • Steady rain cancels • Michelle Burton, 425-8904936 cell • Jim Hunt, 425-681-4640 cell S.P.O.K.E.S. will head out of Marymoor Park to the Strawberry Festival in Bellevue’s Crossroads Park where we will feast on what else? Strawberries! Note: We will go around Lake Sammamish clockwise. To reach the start at Marymoor Park, take Marymoor exit off 520 east, turn right and then left into park. It’s the first parking lot on your left. Don’t forget your $1 for parking and change for the Festival! See www.cbcspokes.org for more details.

43 mi • Moderate • Some hills • No Map • Occasional regroup • 9 a.m. • Fauntleroy Ferry Dock, West Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Michael Moreland, 206-439-9890 We’re taking the 9:25 ferry to Southworth for a rural, scenic ride to Gig Harbor and lunch in a restaurant. Park in the Lincoln Park north parking lot located on Fauntleroy Way SW in West Seattle.

FRIDAY RIDERS-Ride Around Mercer Island 30 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • No Map • Stay together • 10 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • David Bordewick, 425-822-8546, theborde@aol. com Ride from Gas Works Park to Mercer Island via the I-90 Bridge. We will ride in a clockwise direction around the Island - the easy route but expect some hills. There will be a lunch stop along the way. Return will be along the Lakefront and thru the Arboretum.

Saturday, June 22 RAMROD Training Series: Ride #11 100-110 mi • Brisk • Super-strenuous • Extremely hilly • Map • No Regroup • 7:30 a.m. • Marymoor Park, East Parking Lot • Steady rain cancels • Per and Shana Sunde, 425-392-1347 This series was created to assist riders in their preparation for RAMROD and other big summer rides. Please saee RAMROD Training Series: Ride #8, 6/1, for very important details regarding these self-paced rides. Ride leaders for this series are: Per Sunde, Shana Sunde, Grant McAlister, Francis Gan and Paul Franks. Today’s route has 5,200-6,000 feet of climbing. The East Parking Lot (free parking) is located next to the Ticket Booth on the eastside of Marymoor Park.

S.P.O.K.E.S. Strawberry Festival Ride

Family Ride: Magnuson Park Under 5 mi • Easy • mostly flat • No Map • Stay Together • 10 a.m. • Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Cascade Bicycle Club office • No rain cancellation • Robin Randels, 206-390-3945 cell, • rkrandels@gmail.com • Mark Davison, 206-784-4428, davison_m@msn. com

Round up the kids and join Morgan Scherer of FamilyBike for a ride around Magnuson Park and environs. All children riding their own bikes or bikes attached to a parental bike are encouraged to come.

Monday, June 24 MUMPS: Head Up North See MUMPS, 6/3.

Tuesday, June 25 TREATS: Green Lake to Edmonds 33 mi • Steady • Some hills • No Map • Stay together • 10 a.m. • Vicinity of Bathhouse, S W Corner of Green Lake parking lot, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • David Bordewick, 425822-8546, theborde@aol.com Ride from Green Lake to downtown Edmonds for a lunch break. Route will include Innis Ardin with its views of Puget Sound and Woodway. Return route will be via a long downhill glide on Perkins Way to the lakefront and then the bike trail southbound. Park in the parking lot across the street from the bathhouse. Should the parking lot be full there are other parking lots in the vicinity.

Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 6/4.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours Tuesday, 6/4.

Wednesday, June 26 MEETS Marymoor Park: Brisk 28.5 mi (1740’) • Brisk • Some hills • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • Marymoor east (free) parking lot • Steady rain cancels • Wilfried Mack, wilfried.mack@gmail. com • Brent Knudson, 206-228-1934 cell, bd090697@comcast.net Please see MEETS: Marymoor Park or MEETS: S.

Bellevue 6/5, for detailed information regarding this ride series.

Thursday, June 27 More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 6/6.

Gas Works Thursday Social See Gas Works Social, 6/6.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours Thursday, 6/6.

Friday, June 28 FRUMPS: Marymoor/Carnation/Redmond Ridge 44 mi • Moderate • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • Marymoor Park, Redmond (East Parking Lot) • Steady rain cancels • Chris Nelson, 206-349-4846, chris.nelson166@gmail. com A scenic ride to Snoqualmie Valley via Louis Thompson Rd and Beaver Lake. Lunch stop at Carnation IGA/Starbucks, then to Redmond Ridge/Trilogy via Ames Lake and Union Hill. Back to Marymoor on Avondale Road. The ride is somewhat hilly (~2342’) but we will regroup after the big ones. If the Marymoor Park East parking lot is closed we will park in the Velodrome lot.

FRIDAY RIDERS: Picnic in an Everett Park 20-30 mi • Leisurely • Hilly • No Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • McCollum Park, EAST of I-5 Exit 186 • Showers cancel • Jan Johnson, 425-672-0617 BRING A LUNCH. This ride is for experienced adult cyclists because there are two very steep downhills and some city traffic. Exact route and distance will depend on the weather. Take I-5 Exit 186 EAST and go 1/2 mile towards the P&R; enter at the McCollum Park sign, TURN LEFT and park (not next to the swimming pool.)

Saturday, June 29 RAMROD Training Series: Ride #12 100-110 mi • Brisk • Super-strenuous • Extremely hilly • Map • No regroup • 7:30 a.m. • Challenger Elementary, Issaquah • Steady rain cancels • Per and Shana Sunde, 425-392-1347 This series was created to assist riders in their preparation for RAMROD and other big summer rides. Please see RAMROD Train ing Series: Ride #8, 61, for very important details regarding these self-paced rides. Ride leaders for this series are: Per Sunde, Shana Sunde, Grant McAlister, Francis Gan and Paul Franks. Today’s route has 5,200-6,000 feet of climbing. From I-90 take Highlands Dr Exit # 18 (follow signs towards Sammamish) for 3.5 miles; turn right on SE Klahanie Blvd for 1.2 miles; school is on the left.

Sunday, June 30 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www.cascade.org.

Helmet donations this month by Hanna McFall, AmeriCorps, Community Programs Assistant Have you considered if it’s time to replace your helmet? Here’s what the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute says: • • • • • •

Did you crash it? Replace immediately. Did you drop it hard enough to crack the foam? Replace. Is it from the 1970s? Replace. Is the outside just foam or cloth instead of plastic? Replace. Does it lack a CPSC, ASTM or Snell sticker inside? Replace. Can you not adjust it to fit correctly? Replace!

Cascade sells helmets for $15 and also provides them for free* throughout the Puget Sound region to those in need. You can be fitted for a helmet at the Cascade office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by making an appointment with the Community Programs Assistant at 206-957-6623, or emailing cmpa@cascadebicycleclub.org. Chief Sealth High School and Denny Middle School have received helmet donations this month. These are Major Taylor schools, and Cascade Bicycle Club is currently working on a program for incoming freshman at Chief Sealth. *Funding for our free helmet program is generously provided by the Steve Sitcov Law Group.

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A record-breaking Bike Month by Mary Collins, Bike Month Coordinator

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f you noticed a veritable explosion of bicyclists of all types on the streets last month, your eyes weren’t deceiving you. May was Bike Month, and people came out in record numbers all month long to celebrate their choice to commute by bike and enjoy events like the Commute Challenge presented by Adobe, F5 Bike to Work Day, free commute classes and more. Our volunteers counted approximately 15,000 people who rode through our Commute Stations on F5 Bike to Work Day. Over 100 community organizations coordinated more than 85 commute stations around the region to provide swag, treats and encouragement to thousands of riders on their morning commute in the largest rolling street party of the year. Riders and public officials stood up for bicycling at rallies in Seattle and Everett, and revelers rounded off the day with after-parties at Via6 in Seattle and the Redmond Bike Bash. Over 14,500 people participated in the month-long Commute Challenge trip-tracking contest—that’s 2,500 more than 2012—Over 1900 team captains from more than 1000 organizations shared the joy of bicycling and helped motivate over 3,300 people to try biking to work for the first time. And the results of these great events could be seen and felt all over our region. For example, on just the first day of Bike Month, riders blew the previous daily count record on the Fremont Bike Counter out of the water, and continued to break daily count records throughout May. You may not realize it, but every time you ride around your neighborhood, you give bicycling in your community a boost. More bike commuters on the road means greater visibility for bicycling and a stronger case for bicycling improvements, which means safer streets for everyone. Thanks to all those who celebrated Bike Month with us, and special thanks to our sponsors, community partners and Commute Challenge team captains who make Bike Month a success. So, now that bike month is over, what to do? Easy: keep riding, encourage your friends to ride and make every month Bike Month!

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BIKENOMICS

Cyclist of the Month

A Sanitary Service company that loves cycling

DAVE EGGLESTON by Anne-Marije Rook, Staff Writer

by Anne-Marije Rook, Staff Writer

Age: 54 Wheels: 2010 Bianchi Imola, 1979 Peugot, 2006 Swift folder Occupation: Cascade super volunteer

Business: Sanitary Services Inc. of Bellingham Owner: Paul Razore Industry: Garbage Collection and Recycling

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ave Eggleston, also known by some as “the afternoon Lamar,” is the super volunteer who staffs the front desk at the Cascade Bicycle Club office. Putting in 12 to 15 hours a week, Dave answers phones, enters data and helps out wherever he is needed. “I want to help people get into the activity, the sport, the lifestyle that is bicycling,” said Dave. “I get lots of questions all day. People are interested, they want answers and it’s cool to be able to help them get started.” Dave, who categorizes himself as “just another commuter,” has been riding a bike to go places since he was seven and his parents gave him a U-frame Peugeot folding bike while living in France in the 1960s. “I always rode but not every long distances or competitively,” said Dave, who returned to the U.S. in 1970. “I always lived in car-centric, un-bike-friendly cities like upstate New York, Detroit and Scottsdale, Arizona.” But in 2000, Dave moved to Redmond, Wash., for a job at Microsoft. He discovered however that, while more bike-friendly, the greater Seattle area is “crazy hilly”. “When I moved up here, I had a Schwinn mountain bike that I started commuting on. I had a short, five-mile commute to work but it had a Cat 4 climb,” said Dave. “It took a long time before I stopped feeling like I was getting cardiac arrest.” With the desire to get a new, more serious commuter bike, Dave eventually bought a Swift Folder. “I have always been around folding bikes,” explained Dave. “And I needed something I could keep in my office. Also, the allure of getting it in a suitcase for traveling was intriguing. It’s really twitchy but it turns on a dime and it’s surprisingly comfortable.” It was on that bike, with its little 20inch wheels, that Dave completed his first Seattle to Portland Classic in 2009. “I joined Cascade in 2006 for advocacy. I was pro-bike and believed in the cause but had no time to actually do any of the rides,” said Dave. “But I always said that when I turn 50, I would ride the STP.” And so he did, tackling the 33-mile Chilly Hilly event as the start of his training. “It was the longest ride I had ever done but the ferry, the weather, the ride – it was all very neat,” Dave recalled. “I followed the sample training schedule and stuck to it.”

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That July, Dave was one of 10,000 STP participants riding the 200-mile route to Portland. But riding on a folding bike with bib number 1313, he stood out. “I rode it alone but I talked to a lot of people,” said Dave. “I got a lot of comments about the bike and the number.” Riding STP got Dave more involved in the club, and he went on to ride just about every event we offer. And when he decided to take a break from work, he inquired about volunteering for Cascade. “I thought it would be good to do something and I wanted to work with people,” said Dave, who has now been with the club for over a year. “I see a lot more of the community and what’s going on by being part of the club,” said Dave. “It’s an interesting time because the opportunity to get people in is huge, and it’s up to us to figure out how we keep them in with more infrastructure and bike-friendly policies. For me it’s all about access. Access means can I afford a bicycle? Access means do I know how to ride a bicycle? Access means is it safe to ride a bicycle? Access means can I get to where I want to go by bicycle?” “One thing I have learned from being part of this club is just how much we do and how well it functions behind the scenes to make sure everyone has a great experience,” concluded Dave with a nod to administration staff Ellison, Kim and Alan. Dave will once again ride the STP this year with bib number 1313, albeit not on his folding bike. As he preps for the 200mile ride, he’ll be doing Flying Wheels this month. Be sure to say “Hello” when you see him! Know a cyclist who deserves some special recognition? Nominate them for cyclist of the month! Send your ideas to Anne-Marije Rook at amrook@cascadebicycleclub.org.

ig garbage trucks and cyclists don’t often mix but the fine folks at Sanitary Service Company in Bellingham are going out of their way to be bike-friendly. Owner Paul Razore is a longtime cyclist, and multiple SSC employees are year-round bike commuters. Recently, Razore got in touch with us to get Look Twice for Bikes window decals for every truck he operates. He devised a reflective decal, too. Intended for the rear of his company trucks and to be spread around in the community, the reflective sticker simply reads “Bicycle Friendly,” a message for the more vulnerable users on the road. “We encourage people to place them on their mailboxes or vehicles to let a cyclist know help is at hand if they need it,” stated Razore. “Really helpful in rural parts of Whatcom County.” The decals are just a small part of SSC’s general support for bicycling in the community. Rodd Pemble, the Recycling Manager at SSC, and a year-round bike commuter, said SSC also sponsors numerous cycling events including Tour de Whatcom, Ski To Sea, the WWU Hill Climb, Ken Meyer Criterium and the Mt. Baker Hill Climb. Additionally, they’ve sponsored the Western Washington University road and

mountain racing team for six years, leading to impressive results for the team. “The WWU Vikings road/mountain team has consistently placed high at Regionals and frequently at Nationals,” said Pemble. During Bike Month, SSC is visible as well. They sponsor and staff a Bike to Work Day station and always have a team in the annual Bike to Work Day tricycle race at City Hall. Finally, they collect forsaken and outgrown bicycles and repurpose them. “[The Recycle Your Cycle program] accepts useable or fixable bikes of all types, which are then donated to The Hub, a local organization that refurbishes bikes for low cost resale to people who can’t afford new,” explained Pemble. “They also have a shop with tools that can be used and offer classes on how to repair and maintain your bike.” It seems that Pemble has passed his knowledge of recycling and bicycling on to the next generation as his daughter, using her newly-obtained welding skills, is transforming old bus shelters into covered bike parking for Bellingham High School. “Whatcom Transit Authority donated old bus shelters for her to transform as her senior project. Pretty cool reuse, from one mode to another,” said Pemble proudly. Learn more about the many ways SSC supports bicycling on their website at www.ssc-inc.com. Bikenomics is a feature series to spotlight the greater Seattle area’s growing bike businesses. Know a business that should be featured? Send me an email at amrook@cascadebicycleclub.org.

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Volunteering is easier with our online system by Diana Larson, Volunteer Coordinator

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ou are now able to volunteer online 24/7 using the Cascade website. Check it out at: www.cascade.org/ volunteer. First, set up a login, and create your volunteer profile. Next, choose the tasks or positions you want. A confirmation of your selections will be sent to you.

Task or Event: Flying Wheels start and finish line. Where: Marymoor Park Velodrome, east-end parking lot. Near Redmond, Wash How Long: Depends on the shift worked. Doing What: Greeters, registration/cashiers, packet pickup, volunteer at large, traffic control, rest stops and helping with set up and break down.

Month of June Flying Wheels

Red-Bell 100

Be part of the Red-Bell 100, a pledge ride to benefit Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation youth programming and World Bicycle Relief. This event takes place on Saturday, June 29, and at least 70 volunteers are needed. For a complete list of our current volunteer opportunities, please visit our volunteer website at: www.cascade.org/volunteer. There, you can sign up or find further information about volunteering. Just click on either the volunteer sign-up form or use our new volunteer registration tool.

Date and Time: Routing to be completed between June 1 and June 5 (2 teams of 2 volunteers each). Task or Event: Route marking for Flying Wheels. Where: Flying Wheels Routes. How Long: Depends on the loop being marked. Doing What: Paint kit to be picked up by Thursday, May 22. Marking route; each team marks one of the 4 loops with ‘Dan Henrys’. Date and Time: Saturday, June 8, first shift starts at 6:30 a.m. and the last shift ends about 9 p.m. (20-30 volunteers).

CASCADE CONTACTS Home Page: www.cascade.org Office phone: 206-522-3222 or 206-522-BIKE Fax: 206-522-2407 Email: info@cascadebicycleclub.org

STAFF

Joe Platzner, Interim Executive Director

Note: All email address are @cascadebicycleclub.org

joepcascade@gmail.com • (425) 679-9593

Jenny Almgren, Education Program Assistant

Robin Randels, Classes Coordinator

(206) 694-9148 • jenny.almgren@ …

(206) 390-3945 • robin.randels@ …

Ryann Child, Americorps Member, Commute Program

Anne-Marije Rook, Staff Writer

(206) 861-9890 • cpa@ …

(208) 870-9406 • amrook@cascadebicycleclub.org

David Douglas, Event Producer

Julie Salathé, Education Director

(206) 522-BIKE • david.douglas@ …

(206) 523-1952 • julies@ …

Noah Down, Development Specialist

Lindsey Parker, Americorps Member, Youth Programs

(206) 245-0001 • noah.down@ …

(206) 861-9875 • ypa@ …

Liz Johnson, Americorps Member, Major Taylor Project

Kat Sweet, Youth Program Manager

(206) 957-6960 • mtpa@ …

(206) 427-3090 • kat.sweet@ …

Ed Ewing, Major Taylor Project Manager

Anna Telensky, Events and Sponsorship Coordinator

(206) 778-4671 • ed.ewing@ …

(206) 778-6099 • annat@ …

Stephanie Frans, Manager of Commute Programs

Kim Thompson, Event Registrar

(206) 522-9479 • stephanie.frans@ …

(206) 526-1677 • kim.thompson@ …

Ellison Fidler, Administrative Coordinator

Alan Van Vlack, Database and Accounting Coordinator

(206) 957-7944 ellison.fidler@...

(206) 226-1858 • alan.vanvlack@ …

Matthew Green, Legislative Affairs Manager

Peter Verbrugge, Event Producer

(360) 402-5529 matthew.green@...

(206) 399-9565 • peterv@ …

Hanna McFall , Americorps Member, Community Programs

Tarrell Wright, Development Director

(206) 957-6623 • cmpa@ …

(206) 240-2235 • tarrell.wright@ …

Mike Inocencio, Corporate Development Director

Tim O'Connor, Tech Manager

(206) 522-2403 • mikei@ …

(206) 660-7922 • tim.oconnor@ …

Emily Kathrein, Field Programs Manager (402) 699-4739 • emily.kathrein@... M.J. Kelly, Director of Communications & Marketing (206) 853-2188 • m.j.kelly@ … Diana Larson, Volunteer Coordinator (206) 852-6827 • diana.larson@ … Sander Lazar, Rides Program Coordinator (206) 694-9108 • sander.lazar@ … Serena Lehman, Community Outreach Manager

Find us online Facebook: www.facebook.com/cascadebicycleclub Twitter: www.twitter.com/cascadebicycle Issuu: www.issuu.com/cascadebicycleclub Blog: blog.cascade.org YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/cascadebicycle Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/bikehappy Meetup: www.meetup.com/cascaderides/

Cascade Bicycle Club 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 101S Seattle, WA 98115

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Note: All email address are @cascadebicycleclub.org President Daniel Weise • daniel.weise@... Vice President Kevin Carrabine • kevin.carrabine@... Treasurer

(206) 291-4032 • serenal@ …

Don Volta • don.volta@cascadebicycleclub.org

Kathy Mania, Finance Director

Secretary

(206) 498-2607 • kathy.mania@ …

Charles Ruthford • charles.ruthford@...

Evan Manvel, Director of Policy, Planning,

Executive Committee Member-at-large

and Government Affairs

Maggie Sue Anderson • maggiesue.anderson@…

(206) 226-1040 • evan.manvel@... Kathy McCabe, Deputy Director (206) 409-0429 • kathy.mccabe@ … Erica Meurk, Grant Writer (206) 522-7517 • erica.meurk@ … Tim O'Connor, Tech Manager (206) 660-7922 • tim.oconnor@ …

Directors George Durham • george.durham@... Dr. Rayburn Lewis • rayburn.lewis@... Mo McBroom • mo.mcbroom@... Emily Moran • emily.moran@… (On leave of absence) Joe Platzner • joe.platzner@…

Leah Pistorius, Communications Specialist

Bill Ptacek • bill.ptacek@...

(913) 579-7629 • leah.pistorius@ …

Ron Sher • ron.sher@... Michael Snyder • michael.snyder@... Ed Yoshida • ed.yoshida@cascadebicycleclub.org

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Welcome New Members Carla Ainsworth Susan Andresen Chris Appleseth Jeff Appleseth Teresa Appleseth Thomas Appleseth Laura Armes Eric Artz Lisa Averiett Jeremy Baker Heather Barbieri Jonathan Baum Andrew Bearlin Chris Beaudette Bonnie Berk Rodrigo Bomfim Travis Bradley James Brown Randy Bruce Ed Brun Jan Calcaterra John Campion Eric Carlson Henry Cauley cbctest1 cbctest1 Carol Charles Isabel Childs Angela Christensen Yann Christensen Chris Clark Jay Clark Edward Cokelet David Combs Michael Conklin Jeanne Conley Tom Crawford Brynn Czielsa Elise Cziesla Jeannie Cziesla Inanc Dakad Nazli Dakad Orhun Dakad Christopher Daley-Watson Flannery Daley-Watson Maxfield Daley-Watson Stephanie Daley-Watson Kristen Daniels Pedro de Arteaga Krijn de Jonge Stephanie Diemel Michael Donatz Eric Drivdahl Sarah Drivdahl Nathan Dudley Anna Dukes Benjamin Dupont David Eakin Kim Eckart Dawn Ehlke Rina Fa'amoe Mark Fagan Maryanne Falcone Philip Feliciano Sarah Felix Gerard Fitzpatrick Carol Flexer Bob Fordice Terry Foster

Sue Fry Paul Garton Dena Gazin Jim Gibson Terry Gilliland Patty Ginsburg Igor Glinsky Dan Goldman Curt Gordon Meredith Gould Ronit Gourarie Megan Grembowski Nicolas Gruenwald Paul Gruenwald Sebastian Gruenwald Mike Guerrero Cyn Gurango Marisa Hagney Cynthia Hall Dave Hall John Halunen Jordan Handler John Hanske Mary Lou Hanske Sam Hanske Brad Hart Rachel Hart Travis Hartnett Jens Hauch Charlie Heffelfinger Elizabeth Heinz Peter Heinz Albert Hendrix Daniel Herhold Jan Hillson Scott Holden Kara Hollenbeck Cooper Honeyman Diane Honeyman Doug Honeyman Steve Hord Dionne Howe Carolyn Hubbard Renee Jackman Phebe Jewell Brooks Johnson Elizabeth Jolley Jon Jordan Joel Jornlin Peter Jowise Laurel Kaminski Jim Kane Michael Kavran Drew Keegan Quinn Kelly Terry Kerr David King Richard Kolpa Elizabeth Kunz Jonah Labuguen John Leigh Traci Lenzi Mike Lettunich Bryan Lewis Kelsey Lewis Rachel Lewis Stephen Lindbeck Amity Ludders

Michael MacDonald Elizabeth MacGahan Patricia Magnuson Joseph Majka Dustin Maly Patrick Martin Kevin Martinez Terry Massey Galen Maynard Kim Maynard Erin McAlister Michelle McCready TJ McDonald Laura McFarlane Rob McGuire-Dale John McLaughlin Jane McPherson Joshua McQueen Bruce McTavish Paul Milstead Patricia Mitchell Mark Mizrachi Bob Montgomery Christopher Moore Laura Mortensen Eric Mowery Jonathon Munoz Dan Murphy Ryan Nelson Anita Nesbitt Jennifer Newell Jon Nicholson Deborah Nussbaum Victor Odlivak Christopher Olmsted Christopher Page Baris Paraskeva Myra Parker Scott Perry Sara Peters Bruce Peterson Jason Petteway Jeff Pettiross Betsy Philbin John Phillips Zack Phillips Kevin Pilgrim Beth Pirrong John Pleas Rocky Plotnick Kelly Priestley Aidan Pruitt Carrie Pruitt Ginny Pruitt Michael Pruitt Alina Ptak Wieslaw Ptak Kara Putnam Victor Ramos Danna Ramquist Michelle Reichmuth Jason Reid Nancy Reinhold Jim Renahan Ryan Riehle Ali Ritter Hayden Robinson Kathy Rowell

Bryan Russell Toby Russell John Rykala Mary Rykala Wayne Sabo Shirin Salzer Mark Samson Wendi Sargent Beth Schmoyer David Scholten Amanda Schultz Benjamin Scott Kristen Scott Vince Seaman John Shaw Aaron Sheedy Jon Shrum Rchard Shurtz Dan Smith Jeff Smith Katie Smith Stephanie Soha Chris Springer Erickson Steven Edward Sweeney Cynthia Talley Brian Taylor Chad Taylor Kyla Teplitz John Thelan Darryl Thompson Gordon Thompson Erik Turner Joseph Valentine Abbie VanSickle Karoline Vass Tracey Verhoff Cees Verkerk Ani Vijay David Voeller David Von Lehman Todd Wagoner Colin Walker James Walley Michael Warner Margaret Wecker Rose Welch Wendy Wheeler Stephen White Sam Whiting Jason Whitney Elizabeth Wilkinson John Wilkinson Eric Wiser Leigh Woodruff Caryn Woodward Matt Woodward Rick Workman Joan Wright Julie Wroble Breelyn Young Ella Zander Laura Zimmerman Rob Zisette

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